Monday, March 31, 2014

Gear Loadout - Surprise Overnight Adventure

Here's the gear that was used on the Surprise Overnight Adventure on the Appalachian Trail.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Gear Loadout - The Alligator's Back Day Hike

We're taking a look at the gear that was taken on our six mile day hike at Doughton Park NC.

Monday, March 24, 2014

After the Hike - The Alligator's Back Day Hike

On todays episode of After the Hike we're discussing the Alligator's Back Day Hike.  Thanks for watching.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Personal Thank You - Milestone -

A personal thank you to all of our viewers as we hit a Milestone with The Outdoor Gear Review.  We've hit (and surpassed) 10,000 subscribers!

Thank you all.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unannounced Gear Voting Options - VOTE NOW

Alright friends, we have an unannounced camping trip coming up and you have the say-so in regards to the gear that we are going to take.  On the right-hand side of the screen you have three categories to vote on;

  • Packs :

  • Tents :

  • Sleeping Bag :


Below you will see photos of the items that you can vote on.
Thank you all for your input.



Fjallraven Abisko 55

Fjallraven Kajka 65



Nemo LOSI 2P

Nemo Switchblade 1P


Sleeping Bag


Marmot Sawtooth 15

Big Agnes Crater 15


British SAS Desert DPM Windproof Smock

Today we're looking at the British SAS Desert DPM Windproof Smock



These usually sale for $65 and up.

Not a common item within the USA.


Height: 170cm (up to 5'9")
Chest:  104 cm (41")
Special Forces / SAS / PARA / RM Issue
Zip and Velcro Front Fastening
Codlweather Toggle Buttons
Attached Draw String Adustable Wired Hood - Buttons Back When Not in Use
Draw String Waist and Jacket Bottom
4 Front Bellow Cargo Pockets
Left Arm Sleeve Pocket Complete With Union Jack Flag
Reinforced Lower Arm
Velcro Adjustable Cuffs

The Smock Itself.
It's a treated close weave cotton smock with full length double ended very tough two way nylon zip, it has a rolled up hood secured by a cord loop over a button. The zip is covered by a windproof flap secured by Velcro tabs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Outdoor Products 20L Amphibian Backpack - Preview

Today we're looking at the Outdoor Products 20L Amphibian Backpack.


Dimensions: 23in x 9.5in x 7.5in / 1,212 cu in

• Welded seams
• Watertight, roll top seal
• Reflective accents
• Articulated padded shoulder straps with sternum handle
• Top carry handle
• Front mesh pocket
• Two side pockets
• Trekking pole holder
• Made from 420 Denier fabric with TPU coating
• Voted #1 waterproofing pack by Backpacker Magazine

Perfect pack to carry around 20lbs.

Twin vertical foam pads cushion the back but provide little load support. In terms of features, the pack is strictly minimalist. Two waterproof, zippered pockets on the outside stash an old-fashioned flip phone or car keys (but are too small for an iPhone). There's also a small mesh zip pocket on the outside front that's perfect for GU Chomps, sunblock, and lip balm. The main compartment accommodates a day's worth of water and food and a rainshell, but lacks organization.

 1 lb. 8 oz.; 20 liters; 1 size;

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gen 1 and Gen 2 USMC ILBE Rucksack - Preview

Today we're looking at the ILBE (Improved Load Bearing Equipment) Pack, Gen 1 and Gen 2 as well as introducing the L.E.A.F. Division of Arc'teryx.

Designed by Arcteryx's leaf devision.  Law Enforcement and Armed Forces but made by Propper.
Marpat Woodland Camo Pattern.
Cordura 725 denier fabric

The ILBE Pack is designed to carry a load of up to 120lbs

The ILBE system is comprised of 3 main components:

USMC ILBE is just a variation on the Bora line of backpacks from Arc'teryx

You can get the GEN 2 full pack, with Assault pack and Hydration Carrier for $100 on Ebay.  The pack alone can be found for around $50.

Side Note: If you're looking to buy one of these make sure that you are getting at least a complete pack.  Some listings will offer just the rucksack and will be missing the lid, some the belt.  Pay attention to the details.

—Gen 1 has Black Padding.
-Gen 2 has tan padding.

Gen 1 packs are becoming harder to find so it may take some searching.

Gen 1 accessories and Gen 2 are not compatible. Gen 1 packs had the black National Molding Company buckles, while the Gen 2 packs have coyote ITW Nexus buckles

MOLLE webbing

Virtually the same pack with VERY minor differences.  Most will not be able to tell the packs apart.

You can purchase a Sealline Dry Bag to fully protect your gear.  Can be found in varying sizes and will be just about as expensive as the pack itself.

Super High Quality packs.  Awesome price.  Heavy as hell but bombproof.


Check out our web site for more information concerning everything seen on our Channel including reviews, insight into what is coming up and a chance to vote and influence our upcoming overnight adventures.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Austrian White Poncho - Military Surplus Preview


We're taking a look at the Austrian Snow/White Poncho.

Link :


Most military surplus sites sale one of these for $14.

Heereseigentum - "Means Military Owned

Light Weight Water Resistant Material
Designed To Be Worn Over Gear
Super Sized - One Size Fits All
European Military Quality
They are used

White camo poncho is better than most. Repels water and moisture, and is extra long in back, especially if you are carrying a back pack etc...

Effective winter camouflage

White nylon fabric
Elastic around hood locks out wind
Drawstring neck
Snaps at cuffs
Hemmed edges
Back can hang long to cover a backpack (shorten when not toting a pack).
60"w. x 36"l. One size fits most.


Monday, March 10, 2014

ThruNite T10S Flashlight Preview

Today we're taking a look at the New for 2014 T10S Flashlight.


Amazon :

ThruNite :

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ka-Bar Becker BK2 - MODS - Wood Handles and Care

Today we're working with our custom Ka-Bar Becker BK2 knife.


Sheath :

Handles :


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Part 4 - T. O. G. R. - Question Submission

Thank you all for joining us with this episode of The Outdoor Gear Review.
Submit your questions to be answered and addressed in a future episode.  This is part four of our question and answer series!